Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield Travels to South Sudan and Ethiopia

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 17, 2017


Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield will be in South Sudan on January 18 and Ethiopia on January 19.

The primary purpose of the Assistant Secretary's visit to Juba, South Sudan is to meet with Embassy personnel. She will also speak with international partners who deliver humanitarian assistance and local media. In addition, the Assistant Secretary intends to meet with senior government officials to discuss issues of mutual concern in the bilateral relationship.

In Ethiopia, the Assistant Secretary will meet with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh and officials of the African Union Commission, as well as with Embassy personnel.

Be sure to follow the Assistant Secretary on Twitter @StateAfrica for more updates throughout her trip.